WikiLeaks: CIA can bypass WhatsApp, Signal and Telegram encryption

The CIA can effectively bypass encryption from chat apps like WhatsApp, Signal and Telegram. That’s revealed by WikiLeaks today.

According to WikiLeaks, the CIA is able to intercept audio and messages before encryption is applied. The secret service is using a technique based on a vulnerability in iOS and Android. The encryption itself is not hacked.

Besides smartphones, the CIA is also able to tap conversations by using the microphone in smart TVs, even when they are turned off. They have also tried to hack computers in cars. WikiLeaks will publish more secret documents in the near future.